Accurate bookkeeping is essential for four main reasons. One, if your books are incorrect, you could have a cash flow problem and not know it. Two, there could be consequences to your tax liability that could either result in trouble with the IRS or an increase in tax liability. Three, up to date and correct records help you make quick decisions when emergencies or opportunities arise. Lastly, having an unbiased, outside set of eyes will enable you to catch any fraud if that should happen. It is ALWAYS best to a different person reconcile the accounts than the person who enters in the transactions.Read More
HHS announced plans to distribute $15 billion from the Provider Relief Fund targeted to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs and have not yet received a payment from the Provider Relief Fund General Distribution. This funding will supply relief to Medicaid and CHIP clinicians experiencing lost revenues or increased expenses due to COVID-19. Additional payments will also be made to safety-net hospitals.Read More
Have you ever looked at your tax return and wondered how you could get more deductions? I think we all have! I was working with a client who had started a small business working out of her home. She kept good records of all her business expenditures and related receipts, which made it easy to deliver to me prior to the deadline. When I compiled her tax returns, everything had been accounted for – except one thing: her home office!
The Internal Revenue Code provides for additional deductions, even when a taxpayer did not directly pay for something as a business expense – but you have to know what they are (obviously). One tool to have in your toolkit is the home office deduction.
Many counties assess and charge what is known as personal property tax (PPT). PPT is a tax based on a percentage of the assessed value of items and equipment, used in your business, that does not form part of immovable property. (Vehicles are typically excluded from this type of tax.) These tax filings can be…Read More
If an educational fringe benefit would help you attract or retain employees, then you will be interested in a little-known section of the CARES Act. It allows an employer to pay and deduct up to $5,250 of an employee’s higher education student loan debt – both principal and interest, if paid by December 31, 2020. The benefit is not taxable to the employee.Read More
The SBA’s PPP was created to save America’s core economic engine and largest employer, small business. PPP loans are providing immediate cash to incentivize small businesses to keep and rehire their employees. If small business qualification criteria are met, the PPP loan amount is based upon 2.5 months of payroll. Loans are able to be 100% forgiven if the borrower follows SBA guidelines. Initial guidelines stated loans received needed to be spent on payroll and other qualifying expenses during the 24 week period after the loan was received. Payment on any remaining balance post loan forgiveness begins from the date the lender receives forgiveness funds from the government. Ask your lender for details The Interest rate on unforgiven amounts is a whopping low 1% with five-year payment terms, and no collateral or personal guarantees are required.Read More
Did you know the US government will pay the first 6-months of payments on commercial loans from 300k to five million dollars, should it meets specific guidelines and closes before Sept 27th, 2020. The best part – you don’t have to pay them back! The opportunity is separate from the Paycheck Protection Program loan or…Read More
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We are entering the second month of the shutdown. Many of our clients have received their PPP loan funds, no doubt, with a sigh of relief. With money in hand, attention is turning to forgiveness. The percentage of funds used for payroll costs is key to ensuring forgiveness takes place.Read More
For-Profit Businesses with under 500 team members CARES Act reduces concern about having to furlough employees.SBA advance loan application is simplified, with no forms to submit.Payroll Protection Program loan application process launching this week Key 1 – SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL Advance Loan/Grant) Should I Apply for the SBA up to $10,000 Loan…Read More